A cruise company has suspended all summer 2020 cruises from Dundee.
Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) took the decision due to the continued pandemic restrictions and the lockdown of many countries and ports around the world.
This includes the Best of Norway and Scottish Isles Cruise.
As featured in The Courier, the inaugural DC Thomson Travel cruise venture with the cruise ship Magellan, in partnership with CMV, was scheduled to depart on June 14 .
Cruise and Maritime Voyages CEO Christian Verhounig said, “Due to the continued global pandemic, we are still unable to perform our scheduled itineraries and to deliver the travel experience normally enjoyed by our valued passengers.
“We are extremely proud to see that nearly 80% of our passengers affected by the cancellation of their cruise have rebooked on to future cruises. This is a great sign and we know that passengers are looking forward to travelling with us in the near future.”
Craig Houston, head of enterprise for DC Thomson Media, said: “We’re desperately disappointed for all the readers who had booked and we were looking forward to welcoming on board. However, we acknowledge that the correct decision has been made.”
Every reader booked on the Best of Norway and Scottish Isles Cruise will receive an e-letter, which will include all options available, including an instruction on how to book on the 2021 cruise or an alternative – with an attractive future cruise credit of 125% of the amount paid.
Many readers have already been in contact to ask about transferring their booking to the 2021 cruise from Dundee. The 11-night voyage to Norway’s Land of the Midnight Sun and Fjordland is available for transfer, and scheduled to sail on June 27.